SCIENCE

We teach science at Holy Trinity in order to nurture the natural curiosity and to enrich the experience our children have of the wider world.

Science teaching is designed to encourage children to ask questions and to develop the skills needed to explore possible answers.

Our curriculum is organized in line with the National curriculum framework to ensure a breadth and balance of science knowledge; covering the three traditional disciplines – chemistry, physics and biology.

This year’s topics are:

Y1:

Animals including humans

Plants

Every day materials

Seasonal change

Y2:

Growth and Survival

Healthy Eating: Body and Nutrition

Uses of everyday materials

Plants

Habitats

Y3:

 Plants

Animals including Humans

Forces and magnets

Rocks and soils

Solids, liquids and gases

Sounds

Y4:

Living things and their habitats

States of matter

Sound

Electricity

Y5:

Forces

Living things and their habitats

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and Space

Animals including humans

Y6:

 Electricity

Living things and their habitats

Light

Evolution and inheritance

Animals including humans – the

Class newsletters will inform you of the topics being covered each term.

You can support your child by talking to them about their learning. Encourage children to ask questions and about the world around them.

BBC bitesize is a good website to explore with your child https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7nygk7

“Exploration and Discovery” is the theme of our Science Week planned for W/b 21st October 2019.

This will be a fun week with plenty of opportunities for hands on experiences.

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